Masters Student Internships

At Nordita we have an extensive postdoctoral Nordita Fellowship program and a program for Visiting PhD Students. However, there are no full masters or bachelor programs. These programs are offered at the physics departments of our host universities: KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University.

On a more informal level, we have had several shorter bachelor and master student internships, where students enrolled at other universities have visited Nordita for a period of one to six months, as part of their studies.


The interns that have been at Nordita have typically contacted one of our scientists and asked if they would consider to act as their supervisor. The funding, the time spent and the extent of the project done here at Nordita have varied from case to case.


Nordita cannot provide any funding for bachelor or master student interns. Some earlier master student interns at Nordita have had scholarships from the Erasmus Mundus or Marie Curie programs.

You should ask your home university for help with applying for these or other sources of funding. Experience shows that if you have already established some informal agreement with your host (like Nordita), the bureaucracy surrounding such applications is greatly reduced.

Finding a Supervisor at Nordita

What we would need to know are your interests within theoretical physics, so that we can see if anyone here might become a suitable supervisor during your internship.


  • Look at the list of suggested master student projects to see if any of these would interest you.


  • Start by acquainting yourself with the main research areas at Nordita.

Then check the list of Nordita staff members and click on the links for the individual researchers. There are brief presentations of their research interests there.

and then finally:

  • Either contact the Nordita researcher you would like to work with directly, or send a mail to

Internship Time and Duration

As for timing the internship, you can take a look at our list of workshops and longer scientific programs to see if there is any event in the near future that you might benefit from listening in to (the level is high, but it never hurts to get immersed in things even if you don't understand everything).

Other Options for Bachelors and Masters Students

Every two or three years, Nordita organizes summer schools in theoretical physics for master students and advanced bachelor students coming from the Nordic countries.

See the list of Nordita Schools for more information.

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